Flu – using homeopathy
The flu came through already for us. (Nov. 2005) I had a gelsenium flu and it was a rough one. It required repeated dosages of gels. 200c.. Once I found the correct remedy I was well in two days. The remedy made a marked difference in how I felt, how much pain I had and whether I could walk across the room or not.
Influenza-1918: Homeopathy to the Rescue
by Julian Winston
It was called “the Great White Plague.” It is hard to imagine the
devastation caused by the Flu Epidemic of 1918-19. People who lived through it reported that someone who was up and well in the morning could be dead by evening.
Dr. H. A. Roberts was a physician on a troop ship at the time. Another boat
pulled alongside to get any spare coffins- it’s mortality rate was so high.
On his return to port, the commander said to Roberts, “used all your
coffins?” To which Roberts, who had been treating his ship with homeopathy, replied, “Yes, and lost not one man!”
The following is an extract from an article entitled “Homeopathy In
Influenza- A Chorus Of Fifty In Harmony” by W. A. Dewey, MD that appeared in the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1920.
Dean W. A. Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza
treated by homeopathic physicians with a mortality of 1.05%, while the
average old school mortality is 30%.
Thirty physicians in Connecticut responded to my request for data. They
reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. In the transport service I had 81 cases on the way over. All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way. H. A.
Roberts, MD, Derby, Connecticut.
In a plant of 8,000 workers we had only one death. The patients were not
drugged to death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines. -Frank Wieland, MD, Chicago.
I did not lose a single case of influenza; my death rate in the pneumonias
was 2.1%. The salycilates, including aspirin and quinine, were almost the
sole standbys of the old school and it was a common thing to hear them
speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonias.-Dudley A. Williams, MD,
Providence, Rhode Island.
Fifteen hundred cases were reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia with but fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%.-E. F. Sappington, M. D., Philadelphia.
I have treated 1,000 cases of influenza. I have the records to show my work. I have no losses. Please give all credit to homeopathy and none to the Scotch-Irish-American! -T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio.
One physician in a Pittsburgh hospital asked a nurse if she knew anything
better than what he was doing, because he was losing many cases. “Yes,
Doctor, stop aspirin and go down to a homeopathic pharmacy, and get
homeopathic remedies.” The Doctor replied: “But that is homeopathy.” “I know it, but the homeopathic doctors for whom I have nursed have not lost a single case.” -W. F. Edmundson, MD, Pittsburgh.
There is one drug which directly or indirectly was the cause of the loss of
more lives than was influenza itself. You all know that drug. It claims to
be salicylic acid. Aspirin’s history has been printed. Today you don’t know
what the sedative action of salicylic acid is. It did harm in two ways. It’s
indirect action came through the fact that aspirin was taken until
prostration resulted and the patient developed pneumonia. -Frank L. Newton,
MD, Somerville, Massachusetts
Aspirin and the other coal tar products are condemned as causing great
numbers of unnecessary deaths. The omnipresent aspirin is the most
pernicious drug of all. It beguiles by its quick action of relief of pain, a
relief which is but meretricious. In several cases aspirin weakened the
heart, depressed the vital forces, increased the mortality in mild cases and
made convalescence slower. In all cases it masks the symptoms and renders immeasurably more difficult the selection of the curative remedy. Apparently aspirin bears no curative relation to any disease and it ought
to be prohibited. -Guy Beckly Stearns, MD, New York
Three hundred and fifty cases and lost one, a neglected pneumonia that came to me after she had taken one hundred grains of aspirin in twenty-four hours. -Cora Smith King, MD, Washington, DC
I had a package handed to me containing 1,000 aspirin tablets, which was 994 too many. I think I gave about a half dozen. I could find no place for it. My remedies were few. I almost invariably gave Gelsemium and Bryonia. I hardly ever lost a case if I got there first, unless the patient had been sent to a drug store and bought aspirin, in which event I was likely to have a case of pneumonia on my hands. -J. P. Huff, MD, Olive Branch, Kentucky.
In reading the accounts of the epidemic it seems that most of the deaths
were caused by a virulent pneumonia that was especially devastating to those who depressed their system with analgesics-the most common being aspirin.
The Physician from whom I first learned homeopathy, Raymond Seidel, MD, HMD, said that he decided to be a homeopathic doctor during the flu epidemic when he was working as a delivery boy for a homeopath in New Jersey. Raymond Seidel told me that he decided to become a homeopathic doctor when he was a ten-year old delivery boy for a local homeopath. He said, “I saw that the people who were taking aspirin were dying, about half those who were drinking a lot were dying, and those that received homeopathic remedies were
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I have a set of homoepathic remedies and many books on the subject. Gelsenium is by far the most important remedy to have either in 30c or 200c potency.
other remedies to have on hand are in same potencies are:
Aconite – the first remedy to give with in the first few hours only, especially if there is fear. It they are not feeling better in a couple of hours move on to another remedy.
Bryonia: generalized muscle and joint pain, hurts to move, moving eyes causes pain, dry hacking painful cough with flu, pain in chest, ribs. wants to lay down and not move
Pulsatilla: child may cling
Belladonna: Red hot flushed face, dry mouth. dilated pupils, bad dreams or delirious, refuses drinks. or only infrequent little sips.
Rhus Tox: if extremely restless
Veratrim Alb: when very serious, face pale, blue, body with chills, cold feeling in stomach, cold breath , pneumonia, Delusions, aimless wandering, delirium with violence.
Arsencium alb: – may have burning pains, anxious, restless
Eupatorium perfloiatum: chills, bruised soreness all over the body and the bone feels as if they would break, especially the back.. dry hacking cough, thirst for ice cold drinks.
phosporus: (if pneumonia develops with craving for ice cold water)
My son had a Veratrum Album flu several years ago. It scared me to death and it is probably why I worry so much about this avian flu. He overcame it with no thanks to me. I did not find this remedy until he was over it but saw the picture so clearly when I read about it. This remedy is generally not listed with common flu remedies but may be indicated for flu. You think the person may die they look so bad.
I had a bad flu while traveling in Mexico in 92. I was so terribly weak I could barely get to my homoepathic medicines. Gelsenium put me into a deep sleep from which I awoke about 6 hours latter quite well.
A book written by Dana Ullman is a good start with homeopathy and may help you through the flu. “Everybody’s guide to Homeopathic Medicines”